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Julia Bachtrögler has been an economist in the WIFO Research Group "Structural Change and Regional Development" since 2018. Prior to this, she worked as a research assistant and PhD student at the Vienna University of Economics and Business for four years. Her research focusses on issues of regional and urban economics, in particular the analysis of economic policy measures in the regional context, regional development and convergence. In these areas she is currently working as a project manager and collaborator on projects for national and international clients. During her PhD studies, she dealt with the evaluation of the EU cohesion policy, whereby the research focus laid on the influence of the financial and economic crisis on its effectiveness and the estimation of the effects on the individual beneficiaries. In addition, she gained further experience in the field of impact analysis of EU funding in two OECD projects. She was a guest researcher at Politecnico di Milano, publishes in field journals such as Regional Studies, and gives lectures at numerous conferences and workshops. For her dissertation she was awarded the FIW Award for outstanding dissertations in 2019.

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2019: Keynote and participation in panel discussion at " Europa Club Vienna: Cohesion Policy and EU Scepticism - Promoting Regions, Strengthening Trust?", Haus der Europäischen Union, Vienna

Kurier (26/11/2018): “Starkes Wachstum: Industrie-Regionen profitieren besonders” ("Strong growth: industrial regions benefit particularly")

2018: Keynote (“Distribution and effects of EU regional funds in European regions”) at an event on the benefits of EU membership for Vienna, Bürgerforum Europa, Vienna

2017: Panel Discussant in discussion on “60 Years of EU and 15 years of Euro: Decay of a successful project?”, with Karl Aiginger, Claus Raidl, Josef Taus, Vienna

Selected conferences:
08/2019: 59th ERSA Congress, Lyon.

05/2019: ZEW Public Finance Workshop, Mannheim.

10/2017: 5th Master Class on Cohesion Policy at European Week of Regions and Cities, Brussels.

06/2017: 18th World Congress of the International Economic Association, Mexico City.

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